The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to fishing:

Fishing – activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping.

Essence of fishing

Fishing tackle

Fish hooks

Fishing line

Fishing sinker

Fishing rod

Fishing bait

Soft plastic bait

Fishing lures

Fishing lure – type of artificial fishing bait which is designed to attract a fish's attention. The lure uses movement, vibration, flash and color to bait fish.

Bite indicators

Bite indicators

Apparel etc.

Fishing techniques







Fishing vessels

Traditional fishing boats

The dory

Oyster boats

Recreational fishing boats

History of fishing


Disasters and memorials

Historic fishing culture

Historic fishing villages

Historic fishing communities

Aquatic ecosystems

Aquatic ecosystems - General

Fresh water ecosystems



Marine ecosystem

Marine ecosystem – Marine ecosystems are among the largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems.

Marine life

Marine habitats

Marine habitats – The sedimentologist Francis Shepard classified coasts as primary or secondary.


Other environmental concerns regarding fishing


Main article: Outline of fisheries

Fishery – entity engaged in raising or harvesting fish which is determined by some authority to be a fishery.[35] According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a fishery is typically defined in terms of the "people involved, species or type of fish, area of water or seabed, method of fishing, class of boats, purpose of the activities or a combination of the foregoing features". The definition often includes a combination of fish and fishers in a region, the latter fishing for similar species with similar gear types.[36] Fishery –

Commercial fishing

Types of commercial fishing

Commercial fishing boats

Fishing by country

Recreational fishing

Angling topics

Angling and game fishing

The catch

Sport fish

Fly fishing

Artificial flies

Fly fishing organizations

Fly fishing literature


Sport fish targets

Fly fishing targets

Sport fishing by location

Fly fishing waters

See also: List of fly fishing waters in North America and List of fly fishing waters in Europe

Fishing tournaments

Fishing organizations

Fishing personalities

See also: List of American fishers

Fisheries scientists

Fishing television


Fishing television series


See also


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